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Dan Stevens set to voice iconic 'Tomorrow People' character -- EXCLUSIVE

The Tomorrow People‘s artificially intelligent mentor now has a famous voice behind it.

EW has learned exclusively that Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens will lend his voice to the Greg Berlanti-produced Tomorrow People, voicing biological computer TIM, a character first established in the ’70s British version of the show and originally voiced by Canadian actor Philip Gilbert.
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Jason Priestley joins 300th ep of 'CSI'

Jason Priestley will help CSI celebrate its 300th episode on Oct. 23.

The former Beverly Hills 90210 star will make a guest appearance in the episode as a casino mogul. Here’s the deal: He once threw the most lavish parties in Las Vegas, until a scandal tainted his reputation and now he’s a recluse. He is the heir to a classic movie studio empire, a lover of film magic, and apparently he’s looking to believe in his dreams again!

Marg Helgenberger — who will co-star opposite Josh Holloway in the new CBS drama Intelligence on Feb. 24 — will also reprise her role as Catherine Willows for the 300th episode.

CSI returns Wednesday, Sept. 25.

'The Crazy Ones' books Josh Groban for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE (Updated)

Updated: The Crazy Ones has booked its latest guest star with golden pipes.

EW has learned exclusively that mega singer Josh Groban will appear the sixth episode of the CBS comedy’s freshman season. But unlike Kelly Clarkson, who appears in the pilot as herself, Groban plays a guy named Richie who is a friend from Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar’s) past, who comes back into her life to repay a kindness. The problem? Sydney completely misperceives his intentions, and Simon (Robin Williams) intercedes to right the ship.”In doing so, he gets an idea from Richie that lands a big account for the firm,” according to casting scoop.

This is far from Groban’s first time on the TV block. He’s previously guest-starred on Glee, The Office, and CSI: NY.

The Crazy Ones, which stars Gellar and Williams as a father-daughter ad exec team, premieres Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch a sneak peek of the show below.
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Lisa Kudrow joining 'Scandal'

Now this could be fun: Shonda Rhimes has recruited Lisa Kudrow (Friends) to join the ranks of Scandal this fall.

EW confirmed that Kudrow, who currently stars in the Showtime cult comedy Web Therapy, will recur on the drama when it returns to ABC on Oct. 3.

Deadline, which first reported the news, says that Kudrow will play a politician. She’ll also join an old friend on the show: Kudrow owns a production company with the Emmy-nominated Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Cyrus’ husband James Novak. The two of them executive produce Web Therapy, as well as the TLC show Who Do You Think You Are?

'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Meet Caroline and Elena's new 'enemy'

It seems higher education is going to bring A+ drama for some of our favorites on The Vampire Diaries.

EW has learned that Rick Cosnett has been cast in the role of Dr. Wes Maxfield, a brilliant biology professor at Whitmore College who “makes fast enemies” with new college students Caroline and Elena. And the plot thickens when Caroline and Elena begin to think the prof is “hiding a dark and dangerous secret.”
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Alexis Denisof books 'Grimm' arc

Angel alum Alexis Denisof is getting back into the supernatural business.

EW has confirmed the actor will appear on the upcoming third season of NBC’s Grimm. He will play a character named Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf, a cunning man who also happens to be first cousin of Eric Renard (James Frain). (As you’ll recall, Eric and Sasha Roiz’s Sean Renard are only half-brothers.)

The role reunites Denisof, currently a recurring player on How I Met Your Mother (on which his wife Alyson Hannigan stars), with Angel co-creator David Greenwalt, who also co-created Grimm with Jim Kouf. He is set to appear on a recurring basis during the new season, which kicks off Oct. 25.

'American Idol' rumor roundup: Randy Jackson as a mentor, Kanye West as a judge?

When we’re not busy trying to figure out what is going to happen on Breaking Bad, we’re consumed with constant stories about what is going to happen on none other than American Idol. Honestly, if you thought The Real Housewives had drama, you’ve been missing out.

The latest rumor surrounding the evolving cast of the reality singing competition stars a familiar face: Mr. Randy Jackson, who served as a judge on the show for the first 12 seasons before leaving last May.

According to Deadline, music producer Jimmy Iovine is leaving his post as an in-house mentor, a position he’s held for three seasons, and will “likely be replaced” by Jackson. Deadline claims Fox chairman Kevin Reilly had previously mentioned that Jackson “will be back in some capacity.” So maybe Idol hasn’t lost its top dawg after all.

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Jerry Springer, 'Office' UK alum to visit 'The Neighbors' -- EXCLUSIVE

A couple of guest stars coming to the neighborhood.

First up, EW has learned that Jerry Springer will appear in the season premiere of ABC’s The Neighbors, playing a virtual moderator (sort of like a Siri hologram). No word on how the part is weaved into the story, but this show takes place in the weirdest neighborhood on TV, so the possibilities are endless.

Meanwhile, EW has also learned that Lucy Davis, of The Office UK fame, is set to appear in the third episode of the season playing a character named Helen, an elegantly dressed and very proper British woman who inherits a fast food restaurant in a divorce settlement. As new owner, Helen crosses paths with Jackie, who starts working there this season (yes, outside the community!)  and is aiming for a promotion. The problem? “An incident” will apparently affect the possibility of Jackie getting a raise she seeks.

The Neighbors returns Sept. 20 on ABC.

'Orphan Black' actor Dylan Bruce to star in Lifetime's 'Flowers in the Attic'

Hot Paul’s career is almost as hot as he is.

With Orphan Black not returning until April, star Dylan Bruce is using his downtime wisely. Not only has he scheduled a guest stint on The CW’s hit show Arrow, but EW has confirmed his recent Twitter announcement that he has joined Lifetime’s TV movie Flowers in the Attic.

Bruce joins the movie adaptation as Bart Winslow, the second husband of Corrine, played by Heather Graham. The movie is an adaptation of V.C. Andrew’s novel, which tells the story of what happens when Corrine leaves her four children with their grandmother (played by Ellen Burstyn), who then locks them in the attic due to a family secret. Corrine’s two eldest children, Cathy and Chris, will be played by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye.

Flowers in the Attic is currently shooting in Vancouver, and according to Lifetime, expects a release date of early next year.

As far as we’re concerned, the more Dylan Bruce in our lives, the better.

Check out his tweet below:
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'Happy Endings' alum Eliza Coupe lands recurring role on 'The Millers'

Happy Endings fans, rejoice! Eliza Coupe will be back on your TV this fall.

The actress has been snagged by CBS’s forthcoming comedy The Millers, EW has learned exclusively. She will recur on the show as the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett)  and first appear in the Oct. 24 episode.

Coupe’s addition to The Millers, which also stars Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges, rounds out a supporting cast that already includes Glee star Jayma Mays, who will play Nate’s sister Debbie, and VEEP‘s Nelson Franklin, who will play Debbie’s husband.

Meanwhile, Coupe is not the first Happy Endings cast member to land a post-cancellation gig. Adam Pally and Damon Wayans Jr. have secured spots on The Mindy Project and New Girl, respectively while Casey Wilson landed a network deal at ABC.

The Millers premieres on Oct. 3.

'Hawaii Five-0' books Melanie Griffith for guest spot as...

Say hello to Mama Danno.

Melanie Griffith has been recruited by Hawaii Five-0 to play mother to Danny (Scott Caan) in an episode set to air this season. CBS made the announcement this morning on their Twitter account.

Details regarding on which episode she will appear and the length of her stay were not immediately available, EW was told.

Griffith has been no stranger to TV in recent years, appearing on both Hot in Cleveland and Raising Hope.

H50 kicks off its fourth season Sept. 27.

'Big Brother' winner Hayden Moss to appear on 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water'

Earlier this summer, Jeff Probst officially broke the news on Entertainment Weekly Radio that the 27th season of Survivor — titled Blood Vs. Water — would feature returning Survivor players and their loved ones. And now we can officially reveal that one of those pairs will be Survivor: One World’s Kat Edorsson and her boyfriend, Big Brother season 12 champ Hayden Moss. And the two talk about it for the first time right here! While players from both Survivor and Big Brother have appeared on fellow CBS reality competition show The Amazing Race — and a relative of Survivor’s Russell and Brandon Hantz, Willie, played on last summer’s Big Brother — Hayden will become the first person to have appeared on both programs.

In the video interview below (which was shot on location), I asked the couple which show is harder, Survivor or Big Brother. “I will answer that question exactly in about 39 days,” said Hayden the day before the game began. “Really, I’ll be the only person ever that can answer that question. So I’m excited to test it out and see what Survivor is all about.” READ FULL STORY

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with 'American Idol' imminent

A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an American Idol judge says her return will be announced this week.

The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an Idol judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wasn’t authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. READ FULL STORY

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